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Chief Inspiration Officer, Founder

Kate Roeske-Zummer

Kate brings over 20 years of experience to her coaching and leadership-development work. She specializes in helping individuals and teams explore their own strengths and weaknesses so they can lead by example and make an even bigger contribution to the world. She is passionate about bringing more humanity into the workplace by coaching leaders to become more present, emotionally intelligent and relational.

Kate believes that transformation is possible for everyone. She helps clients identify their unique opportunities—and what may be standing in the way—so that they can become the leaders they were meant to be. Kate believes that reactive management styles are ineffective and that vulnerability-based leadership creates stronger relationships, more authentic connections and better results. Through online 360s, Kate dives deep with clients. Her skill-based approach helps leaders cultivate the communication skills and values that drive success across the organization.

Since 2003, Kate has worked with both corporate and nonprofit clients, including Mozilla, Pinterest, Adobe, DaVita, CBS Interactive, United Way of America, RW Baird, Leo Burnett, Ogilvy and Mather and The Colorado Education Initiative. Her work has been focused on being a part of a deep cultural shift in organizations, where she has helped leaders examine their values, accountability and what it means to be a contributing member of the organization. This has resulted in big shifts—within the organizations themselves, as well as within their shared language, leadership development and understanding of what it means to be a leader.

Kate began her career at Ogilvy & Mather where she eventually rose in the ranks to become Strategic Planner, Senior Director. Her primary focus was on strategic development for such Fortune 500 companies as Ponds, Dove, United Way and Kodak. Kate also served on the faculty of the Coaches Training Institute for nearly eight years where she delivered training throughout North America, Canada, England and South Africa.

Recent Leadership Coaching Clients

CEO (Not-for-Profit)

CFO (Advertising)

EVP, Operations (Technology)

SVP, IT (Financial Services)

Directors, VPs (Technology Companies)

VPs (Healthcare)

Director, Management Consulting (Training and Development)

SVP, Public Relations (Healthcare)

VP, Operations (Healthcare)

40 Directors and 5 VPs (Multiple Functional Areas, Technology)